COLLISION15: findings at AXIOM

Published January 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm

COLLISION 15 is this year’s annual exhibit of art-inspired technology at AXIOM. The Collision Collective, founded by MIT alums, organizes and curates this exhibit in partnership with the Axiom Gallery for New and Experimental Media. The one piece which rises above and beyond it’s technological roots is Mark Stock’s Research Code.(image above) His use of
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Get the party started

Published October 4, 2009 at 5:20 am

The party started long before we were born and we are fortunate to sip a cocktail and spread a rumor before we surrender the bar to the next merry band of crashers. What intoxicated yarn will you pass on?


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Principles of Art for Animators

Published October 3, 2009 at 4:16 am

Principles guide us through the centuries. Through the dark ages when events would have us forget our homelands. Fashion distracts and entertains, but principles steady the tiller. What are the Principles of Art? Hints: They are not render times, nor intersecting planes. Nor fire effects – as real as these look they provide no warmth
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What would Van Gogh think of fractals?

Published October 3, 2009 at 4:07 am

What would Monet think of filters? Cezanne and splines? Voillard and the Clone Tool? None of it matters. Why? They are gone. And we are here. They have left us their world, to make it ours.


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Am I an artist or a graphic designer?

Published October 3, 2009 at 3:32 am

Are we graphic designers or artists? What is the difference? What do hex codes want with color? Do pixels know line and gesture? Do polygons understand form? What does our hand know of an optical mouse, or a digital pen? What do our eyes know of backlit cells? Will our heart beat in time with
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Eyes of the Face

Published August 10, 2009 at 4:24 am

  A computer is a wondrous tool, but playing with a wondrous tool is not the same as using it to build visual art. The eyes can see the difference. Timeless visual art can be seen with the eyes of the face, the eyes of the mind, and the eyes of the heart. The eyes
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The Death of Fine Arts

Published February 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Over the past one hundred years, the Fine Arts have suffered a sudden death at the hands of Edison, Marconi, George Eastman, and Philo Farnsworth. Prior to the invention of the phonograph, cinema, radio, camera, and television, sounds and images were precious and unique. Audio and visual recording and mass distribution have wiped
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